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Local students participate in mock trial competition

Cyril Josh Barker | 3/6/2014, 9:40 a.m.

Seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Gordon Parks School I.S. 270 in Queens are participating in a mock trial competition. Prior to the event, the students underwent a six-week trial training program conducted by the Léandre Law Group, where they learned the phases and techniques of trial litigation. This event will give each student an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of trial litigation. Students will participate as prosecutors and defense attorneys. The case study for the event is the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. Several elected official and community leaders are expected to attend the event.